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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Explorer of the Seas

5 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail Date: January 04, 2015

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review Summary

This was my husband's first cruise so we made it one of the shorter cruises.  The departure port is closer to home that other ports here in Florida and the itinerary was almost irrelevant.... the main purpose was to see if he liked cruising so we could do more of it in the future.  The only worthwhile stop, for us, was Cozumel...but that was O.K. as we're not really beach people anymore. We had a balcony room that was very nice.  Our room steward was attentive and accommodating.  The diningroom service was Excellent! ....and the food wasn't too bad either.  There were several good shows, including an Ice Skating Show, so the evening entertainment got a "thumbs up" from us.  I've only been on two other cruises, both on other cruise lines and Royal Caribbean is as good as either of them were.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
Ice Skating Show was Fabulous!

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Anthony in Columbus Dining Room was VERY attentive!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Lots of shopping on the Promenade (Deck 5)!

Ports Of Call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5

Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island) Did not visit port

Didn't get off ship

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Shopped at Diamonds International, of course!
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